President Obama visits Ethiopian Airlines CEO
The President expressed his appreciation for the longstanding partnership between Ethiopian and the Boeing Company. He also mentioned that he had been to the Boing assembly line and expressed his pleasure to see the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Ethiopian flag.
Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam briefed that Ethiopian has 13 B-787 Dreamliners in operation and has 8 on order. He
expressed his happiness on the overall performance of the B-787 Dreamliners reiterating the unique features of this state of the art fleet.
Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam went on to say the airline is very popular among customers, more humidity on the skies which reduces fatigue and dryness, largest windows on the air, quietest airplane in its category, saves 20% fuel burn from other airplanes in its category, most environmental friendly airplane.
The historic role contribution of Colonel Robinson to Ethiopia and the Ethiopian people, for which Ethiopian Airlines has decided to name one of its airplanes after his name.
The vast network of Ethiopian Airlines: Replying to the president’s question about Ethiopian most profitable routes, Group CEO listed, among many, Washington DC, Beijing, Shanghai, Changzhou, Hong Kong, Luanda etc .
Tewolde also explained to H.E. that Ethiopian is currently flying to 91 international destinations in five continents. He further remarked Ethiopian vision to continue the already going on efforts to re-open the USA Exim Bank as it is our Ethiopian guarantor of the loans for the purchase of ET’s Boeing Airplanes.
Finally, President Obama congratulated Ethiopian Airlines for successfully running the largest airline in Africa.